Monday, April 21, 2008

Asking A Question

...and I'm pretty sure I know the answer.

When reading Shakespeare with kids who don't know Shakespeare (read: most of them), why do they insist on using the voice of either Charlton Heston or Dame Edna?

And? It's not always the girls who use the Dame Edna voice.


chitarita said...

I have often wondered about the phenomenon of the Bad British Accent - in every crop of new actors I get, there's always at least one who delivers every line with a ghastly accent, usually without any clue he/she's doing so.

It seems there's a master's thesis topic in the makings there.

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

I've got something up I think you'll enjoy at my place. Come play!

Kelly said...

To sum up what I've learned in fifteen years of teaching: kids are weird. Remember that. It's a priceless gem of wisdom. ;-)